High-tech automatic transmission boom


Transmission applications are demanding. They require materials that not only perform under arduous conditions, but that also improve the performance profile of the whole unit.


BASF Ultramid® polyamides do just that. As molding compounds with exceptional properties, they display high mechanical strength, rigidity, thermal stability, good impact resistance (even at low temperatures), and problem-free processing.


Take dual-clutch, for example. Plastics used in these innovative automatic transmissions must be chemically resistant to transmission oil within the temperature range from -40°C to +145°C [-40°F to +293°F]. It even has to be able to withstand brief peak temperatures of up to +170°C [+338°F] without being damaged.